Children are online A LOT, so how do we protect them?

Posted By on July 10, 2019

Oh for the good ol’ days when we read cereal boxes in the morning and just wanted the trinket inside or collected box tops while learning “delayed gratification.”

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Kids online: ”81% of the world’s children and 92% of US children now have an online presence before they turn 2. In the US, 95% of teens report having (or having access to) a smartphone … and 45% of those teens are online on a near-constant basis.”

WIRED

How to Protect Our Kids’ Data and Privacy

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YOUTUBE IS CURRENTLY under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission following complaints that the platform improperly collected data from young users. It’s unclear how much data this might be, but there’s reason to believe it could be a lot. For many kids, YouTube has replaced television; depending on how parents use online platforms, children could begin to amass data even before birth.

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Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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